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May 13, 2014

Montana pol asks Inslee not to phase out coal use

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Republican congressman from Montana said Monday that his state's coal and mining industries would suffer under a proposal to cut carbon pollution in Washington state.

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines called on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to reconsider an executive order signed by the Democrat in April to reduce Washington's greenhouse gas emissions. The plan includes phasing out electricity generated from burning coal.

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